The 15 violin candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the inaugural 2018 International Music Competition Harbin have today been announced.
The 2018 2nd round candidates are:
- Yun Fei Bai (China, 24)
- Meruert Karmenova (Kazakhstan, 24)
- Jee Won Kim (South Korea, 27)
- Stepan Lavrov (Russia, 30)
- Fang Lei Liu (China, 26)
- Petr Lundstrem (Russia, 24)
- Pei Wen Ni (China, 28)
- Kyumin Park (South Korea, 21)
- Dmitry Smirnov (Russia, 23)
- Ryosuke Suho (Japan, 22)
- Elena Tarosyan (Russia, 24)
- Pin Hua Zeng (China, 21)
- Hao Ya Zhang (China, 22)
- Leonid Zheleznyi (Russia, 23)
- Nancy Zhou (USA, 25)
Open to international violinists, aged between 20 and 34, the 1st prize winner will receive US $50,000.
For the 2nd round, each candidate will present a 50-60 minute recital - including this year's newly commissioned work 'Taiping Drum' by a Chinese composer, Zhou Long.
The 2018 jury comprises: Augustin Dumay, Ilya Kaler, Mihaela Martin, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Vera Tsu, Viktor Tretiyakov, Maxim Fedotov, Danan Liang and Alissa Margulis.